Congressional Documents include House Documents, Senate Documents, and Senate Treaty Documents, which provide the text of a submitted treaty. Like Committee Prints, House and Senate Documents may relate to a particular bill, but more often consist of studies and reports related to general research and activities of a committee. They may include Executive branch reports and papers, draft reports and bills, directories, statistical materials, investigative reports, historical reports, situational studies, confidential staff reports, hearings, compilations of laws, and legislative analyses.
Congressional Documents govinfo (GPO)
Coverage begins with the 94th Congress (1975-1976). Can Browse by Congress and House or Senate. To search Congressional Documents, click the orange "Search" button, select "Advanced", then under "Refine by Collection" select "Congressional Documents". Search results can be further refined by using the side panel on the search results screen. For additional information and tips, see the About Congressional Documents page.
U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Available on HeinOnline. Includes House and Senate Reports. Index coverage from inception to date; full text coverage beginning with 1978. Full text of older materials may also be available.
Once in HeinOnline, select U.S. Congressional Serial Set > Congressional Serial Set: 15th-114th Congress (1817-2017). For recent Reports, select U.S. Congressional Serial Set > Congressional Documents: 115th-118th Congress (2018-2023).
HeinOnline's U.S. Federal History Library may include links to House & Senate Documents in its compiled legislative histories. See the Federal Legislative History guide for more information.
House & Senate Documents
Available on ProQuest Congressional. Coverage begins with 1817. Full text may not be available for all documents.
House and Senate Docs
Available on the library's Lexis computers. From the Content tab, select Statutes & Legislation > Federal > House and Senate Docs [located in the Legislative Histories section]. Coverage begins with the 104th Congress (1995-1996).
Available on the library's Bloomberg Law computers. From All Legal Content Search, select U.S. Legislative > U.S. Congress > U.S. House of Representatives > House Documents. Coverage begins with 1995.
Available on the library's Bloomberg Law computers. From All Legal Content Search, select U.S. Legislative > U.S. Congress > U.S. Senate > Senate Documents. Coverage begins with 1995.